Jon M. Chu
United States
2018

Chu Studios

Jon
M.
Chu

Film Director

It’s tough to trace a throughline from “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” to “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and on to “Crazy Rich Asians,” but director-producer Chu brought to the first two a distinct, kinetic visual style that made the perfect segue to the frenetic world of over-the-top wealth in the latter, a buzzy rom-com that wowed at the box office as the first studio movie in a quarter century with an all-Asian cast. The sequel was a lock before the lines had even cleared. In the wings are “In The Heights,” the long-gestating adaptation of the breakout musical by “Hamilton” phenomenon Lin-Manuel Miranda, and round three of heist actioner “Now You See Me.” Riding the wave, he’s also tackling TV for Apple with a series about a real-life 11-year-old investigative reporter.

Career

  • JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER
  • CRAZY RICH ASIANS
  • NOW YOU SEE ME 2

Education

  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Hollywood's New Leaders
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Jon M. Chu on Directing 'Crazy Rich Asians' Sequel: 'We Still Have to Close My Deal on It'

Jon M. Chu on Directing 'Crazy Rich Asians' Sequel: 'We Still Have to Close My Deal on It'

Is Jon M. Chu directing the sequel and the possible third movie in the “Crazy Rich Asians” franchise?While he is reportedly on board, Chu tells Variety it’s not official yet. “I’m down to do the next two movies. We’ve been talking a lot about it, but we still have to close my deal on it,” Chu said at the Palisades Village opening gala on Thursday.“Crazy Rich Asians” is based on the first book of a trilogy written by Kevin Kwan.“We...

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